Printer friendly versionALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Thursday, April 27, 2006 12:20 PM AKDT (2020 UTC)
59°21'48"N 153°26'W , Summit Elevation 4134 ft (1260 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: ORANGE
Rockfalls and avalanche events continue at low rate. Clear web camera views from this morning show small amounts of steam at the summit. Satellite images from last night and this morning were obscured by high clouds.
The current level of rockfall signals, observations of the summit, and weak thermal anomalies all suggest that lava effusion has slowed considerably over the past couple of weeks. Small, dilute ash clouds produced by occasional rockfalls and avalanches may still occur, but are unlikely to extend beyond Augustine Island. Brief energetic explosions of ash are still possible.
AVO is monitoring Augustine closely and the observatory remains staffed 24/7.
56°11'44"N 159°23'18"W , Summit Elevation 8225 ft (2507 m)
Current Level of Concern Color Code: YELLOW
Seismicity remains low. Satellite and web camera views over the past day have been mostly obscured by clouds.
Production of short-lived, very small-volume steam and ash bursts from the intracaldera cone has been typical of this volcano intermittently over the past few years. There are no indications that a larger eruption is imminent. Ash clouds and fallout from these events are not likely to extend beyond the caldera rim, but could pose a hazard to people and low-flying aircraft in the vicinity of the active cone.
VOLCANO INFORMATION ON THE INTERNET: http://www.avo.alaska.edu
RECORDING ON THE STATUS OF ALASKA'S VOLCANOES (907) 786-7478
Chris Waythomas, Acting Scientist-in-Charge, USGS
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Chris Nye, Acting Coordinating Scientist, UAF-GI
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The Alaska Volcano Observatory is a cooperative program of the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Alaska Fairbanks Geophysical Institute, and the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys.